Innovations in music education and technology are great and have helped to make great strides in music education, but we cannot forget that we teach hi-touch art. Hi-tech comes only after the fact. -@travisjweller
Drum corps these days seems to have transformed into an activity in which music is not the main focus, or so its critics would say. Those who participate naturally argue for the musical validity of drum corps, while most musicians from the indoor world struggle to see any reason to play while “running around”, as some may say. And we are not even mentioning the idea of doing this out in the elements, every day for the entire summer. Taking all of this into account, I am composing this article in hopes of inspiring other music education majors to participate in drum corps by giving them as many reasons as I can muster to do so. [Read more...]
It’s that time again! Welcome to the November 1, 2010 edition of music education blog carnival. This edition features some of the top posts in the Music Education blogosphere from the month of October. Special thanks, as always, go to Dr. Joseph Pisano of MusTech.net for founding/overseeing the monthly Music Education Blog Carnival!
This carnival is a bit thin, understandably so; many teachers are in the thick of their semesters right now. Don’t forget, however, that submissions for the Blog Carnival are always open! Read to the bottom of this post to find out more information about the December edition! Now, without further adieu, enjoy!
Did you like a particular post? Leave a comment here or on the specific post telling the author how much you enjoyed their work! [Read more...]
It is my distinct pleasure to present to you the 14th Edition of the Music Education Blog Carnival! This post will highlight the best and brightest in blog posts from the month of April. There were many fantastic submissions this month, and you can find them below. This is the last edition of the Carnival for the 2009-2010 school year; we will resume posting with an issue in September. In the meantime, consider checking out the main landing page for the Music Education Blog Carnival over at MusTech.net. Enjoy reading, and be sure to share this post with any fellow music educators (or future music educators!) you know!
Zoe Toft presents Stories in tune – The Magic Flute; Part 1 posted at Playing by the book, saying, “I’m not a music educator per se but a mum who wants to introduce my young kids to more classical music and so I’ve started a series called Stories in Tune where I review picture book versions of classical music pieces and write up the play and response they inspire in my children.”
Wendy Stevens presents To Give or Not Give Makeup Lessons posted at ComposeCreate.com, saying, “Since many music educators also teach private lessons, this article gives them a list of options for making the most of their valuable time. Many independent music teachers will also find this information helpful.”
Thomas J. West presents PMEA In-Service Conference 2010 – Live Blog posted at Thomas J. West Music, saying, “The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s annual conference and All-State Ensembles Festival took place in Pittsburgh, PA on April 22-24. This live blog features the story of attending the conference while serving as an All-State chaperone, as well as “pearls of wisdom” from conference sessions as tweeted by music educators and music ed. undergraduates.”
Evan Tobias presents Open scores and music students: An invitation to compose from Jason Freeman posted at Catalysts & Connections.
Joseph Pisano presents Jazz Appreciation Month: Celebrate Women Jazz Artists -Lesson Plan posted at Music, Technology and Education: Mustech.net
Craig M. Cortello presents FROM THE BAND ROOM TO THE BOARDROOM?The 9 Common Lessons of Music Education That Translate into Success posted at Business Musician’s Blog.
Andy Zweibel presents Collegiate Leadership Academy at MENC’s Music Education Week posted at MusicEdMajor.net.
Jenny Boster presents The Importance of Beginning Technique posted at The Teaching Studio, saying, “The Teaching Studio is a relatively new blog all about teaching piano lessons. This was an article I wrote during the week we focused on the topic of teaching beginning piano technique.”
Chad Criswell presents Is Beta Blocker Use By Musicians A Form Of Doping? – Opinion | Music Education Magic – Music Education Magic posted at Tales From The Podium.
We have officially made it to the last week in April, which means it’s probably crunch time for most college students/teachers out there, and the end is in sight for those of you in the public schools. However, don’t forget about an incredible opportunity to share your thoughts with the music education community which ends this Friday-the 14th Edition of the Music Education Blog Carnival! This carnival will be a showcase of the top blog posts related to Music education in the month of April, and will be hosted right here at MusicEdMajor.net on the first of May. Not only is this the last week to submit your posts for this month’s carnival, but it’s your last chance to submit until September, as the Music Ed Blog Carnival will be taking summer vacation with the rest of us! Don’t miss your chance!
Here’s What to Do:
Here are the steps to take in order to submit your blog post to this month’s carnival:
- Write or find a post! It can be on any topic related to music education, and doesn’t have to be written this month (you can use old posts), but it must be your original work.
- Take note of the permalink to this post. The permalink is the direct URL to the post, and can be found when viewing the post individually, as opposed to on your homepage (it will look something like this: http://yoursite.com/04/25/post-name/)
- Head to the Music Ed Blog Carnival Submission Page to submit your entry. Enter the permalink, your name and email address, a category for the post, and any additional remarks you have.
- Hit submit! It’s that easy!
Don’t Miss Your Last Chance!
This is your last opportunity to have your work featured in the Music Education Blog Carnival until September, as the Carnival will not be published during the summer months. Don’t miss this incredible chance to have your work read by hundreds of like-minded music teachers. Get your submissions in by April 30th at 11:59 PM EST by visiting the Music Ed Blog Carnival Submission Page today!
It is with great excitement that I announce that MusicEdMajor.net will be hosting the 14th Edition of the Music Education Blog Carnival (and LAST of the 2009-2010 school year)!
Huh? What’s a Blog Carnival?
A Blog Carnival is essentially a showcase of the top content from Blogs in a particular niche. The Music Ed Blog Carnival, specifically, is a project of Dr. Joe Pisano at MusTech.net, and is a monthly showcase of the top Music Education blog posts for a given month. In this case, you can expect the Carnival to be published on May 1, and be a recap of the month of April.
What Do I Write About?
Are you interested in writing for the Music Ed Blog Carnival? Not sure what to write about? It’s quite simple, actually: write about music education! Okay, maybe that was a bit obvious. However, the Blog Carnival does allow you to submit your post under one of the following categories:
- Music Advocacy
- Music Education
- Music Pedagogy
- Music Performance
- Music Software/Hardware
- Music Technology
- Music Tips
If your post falls into any of these categories (which it likely does, seeing as how there’s an “Other” category!), I strongly encourage you to submitting it to the Carnival!
How Do I Submit?
It’s easy! Just make sure your post is related to Music Education (this is a requirement!), and then head to the Music Ed Blog Carnival Submission Page to submit your entry. You’ll need to enter the Permalink URL, your name and email address, the category under which the post goes, and any additional comments you have (this would be a great chance for a brief summary of the post). That’s it!
What Are You Waiting For?
If you’re interested, and you have a post (or an idea for a post), just head on over to the submission page to submit your post for consideration! Be sure to check back on May 1, 2010 to find out if your post was published in the Blog Carnival! This will be the last carnival of the school year, so get your posts in soon!
- Monthly editions of the Music Ed Blog Carnival will stop over the summer, and resume with an edition on September 1. [↩]
- The direct URL to the post (for example, the permalink of this post is http://musicedmajor.net/2010/04/06/april-carnival) [↩]